Hi RME guys,
Redirected here from the RME UK guys on Facebook. TMFX is a great step forward but it's missing something!
Two words: Remote Control.
I work at FACT in Liverpool UK, and as our event spaces are Cinemas, and the equipment to run shows sits in soundproofed projection suites, mixing stuff can be really hard.
Also, I've been moving our systems to digital connectivity. our events now run video and presentations from a Mac Pro in Dolby Digital controllers and cinema grade projectors. Finally all fully digital over either DVI-D or Optical cables giving us the best quality signals we can have.
I've recently moved our audio/FoH system to the Mac Pro too, using a Babyface and Behringer ADA8000 to get us the full 10 inputs, along with the audio from video content all going into the Dolby systems over optical cable, allowing us to overcome some of the obstacles of the system (not being able to mix digital and analogue signals to the main outputs).
With all this sitting in our projection rooms, it gives us a lot of control in ways we didn't have before, and with the iPad TMFX app I was really hoping it would function as a remote for the TMFX running on our Mac systems, but it seems not to be.
I'm pleading with you here guys! Remote Control from the iPad app over TMFX running on the Mac would be a godsend.
I'm currently using OSC Commander on our Android hardware to control TMFX, but with plans to add ArtNET DMX controlled via Luminaire on iPad, it would mean running two tablets (or using TouchOSC and just the iPad).
With TMFX now running on iOS, the ability to use the app in remote control mode would make sure that our FoH guys running the gigs can see exactly what they need, and control everything the way it's meant to be, without having to gawp at a third party GUI that could prove a barrier to getting them on board.
Like I say guys, Remote Control would be the cherry on top. Please put it in place.